Talk about toxic. No wonder people are saying he’s on the brink of becoming a lame duck president. It kind of explains his all out class warfare blitz this past week. You know, after his really long, expensive and elite vacation. Come to think of it, if he hated rich folks as much as he professes to, why does he emulate them so well? Oh yeah, he’s one of them. I almost forgot, listening to his BS. I would have thought he was a hard working poor guy or something. Silly me.
Back to the topic at hand. President Obama has been such a wretched, horrible president that even members of his own party are running just as fast as they can away from him. I can’t say I blame them. I just hope the voters know that most of these weasels voted with Dear Leader on every major piece of legislation.
Wall Street Journal: As for campaigning, Mr. Obama failed to warn Democrats that—thanks to the agenda he was asking them to pass—by September he’d be upside-down in his approval on most issues, and not much help. Instead of a president to help them, Democrats have found a president to run against. And it isn’t George W. Bush.
The White House is now letting it be known that it is miffed that more Democrats aren’t running to embrace its new “economic” plan. But as parents are fond of telling their five-year-olds, choices have consequences. This White House could have pivoted to the economy at any point—as many Democrats were begging it to do—but instead doggedly pushed ahead with an unpopular agenda. Many Democrats are no longer listening.
Will the anti-Obama strategy work? In this environment, running away from Mr. Obama certainly beats running to him. Then again, midterms are referendums on a president’s agenda, and the country is in a mood to punish Democrats en masse. For those anti-Obama Democrats who do survive, the political lesson will be that there is mileage in telling Mr. Obama no.
It will be interesting to see what he does after the election. Up until this point, he’s pretty much gotten his way on everything. At least the big stuff. He’s a radical, his advisers are radical. Who knows, politics is funny business and maybe he’ll see the light and pivot to the center. I’m not a big gambler, but if I were, I doubt I’d put money on that.
I’m not that old, but I’ve been around long enough. Never in my lifetime have I seen such a bitter and vindictive president. One thing I do know – the next few months will surely be interesting. Let’s just pray the republic survives.